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mike103 last won the day on May 5 2023

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About mike103

  • Birthday 09/25/1954

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    Suffolk and Delaware Counties NY and Collier county Florida
  • Interests
    Skeet shooting/ deer/ turkey/ upland/ wild boar/ bear

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  • Hunting Location
    Delaware/ Suffolk NY and Florida
  • Hunting Gun
    7600 35 Remington/ 35 Whelen/ Beretta O/U
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    Ten Point Xbow
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  1. The NYS Police have sent letters to all ammo sellers or keepers of ammunition that the state is a point of contact for background checks on firearms and ammunition beginning September 13th as previously reported. I found mine in my mailbox today after being alerted by a member in another site. I strongly suggest that all gun owners, sportsman, hunters and shooters make arrangements to have a six months supply of ammo for hunting, training, competition, plinking and self defense before this is implemented. As with any new system there will be delays and confusion. And it goes without saying if you had a gun purchase in mind now would be the time. Semper vigilantes,Mike.
  2. I could watch that young lady fish all day!!
  3. Carried a Glock 19 and 26 for work for over 20 years. Can’t beat the simplicity of the Glock. They just shoot. Now that I’m retired I’ve added a Glock 30 in 45 acp, Glock 42 in 380 ( daily carry gun), and a Glock in .22lr I think it’s a Glock 44. Not a fan of cocked and locked. IMHO it’s dangerous. Just my opinion. Plus the 1911 is huge and heavy to carry everywhere. Find a gun that fits your hand and shoot it often. And of course carry it always.
  4. Forgot to add my Xbow deer. Nothing to brag about but it ate well.
  5. Where did the people go?? Did all the Xbow haters leave?? They were to most annoying.
  6. Another 410 TSS turkey. This one in Bear Pen Mountain. Upstate yesterday.
  7. If you wanted a silent weapon to hunt turkeys with you could just use a bow.
  8. Manner of Taking: Hunters may hunt with a shotgun or handgun loaded with shot no larger than number 2 and no smaller than number 9, or with a bow. Hunters may not use crossbows or rifles. Handguns are not permitted while hunting on State lands. I put up the entire announcement to show authenticity instead of just the manner of taking paragraph. Because I would have a hard time believing it if only the one section was printed by someone. Well freedom and all that. Maybe someone will work up loads for a 410 handgun that kills turkeys. I’m not surprised they said No Handguns on state land on Long Island. The soccer moms would have the vapors if the saw someone open carrying a handgun while they are taking their hike/ bike ride.
  9. Read the manor of taking. Pistols with shot? Not on state land. Has this always been allowed turkey hunting? Never read it before. Did not think those pistol shot cartridges were capable of killing a turkey unless pressed to the head.
  10. DEC Announces First-Ever Spring Long Island Wild Turkey Hunting Season Responsible Management of Reintroduced Wild Turkeys Results in Rebounding Healthy Turkey Population The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the dates for the first-ever spring Long Island wild turkey hunting season. The opening of this new season is the result of wild turkey reintroduction efforts DEC initiated in the mid-1990s. "DEC is excited to give Long Island hunters an additional local turkey hunting opportunity," said Cathy Haas, DEC Regional Director."Not only does this new season give more opportunities to local hunters, it also serves as an example of how locally extirpated populations can be successfully reintroduced and flourish. Both the fall and new spring seasons are possible thanks to the diligent work of DEC's regional wildlife staff, as well as the cooperative efforts of local hunters and volunteers who took the time to share their turkey sightings, allowing our staff to assess population health and growth." In 2009, the first fall-only wild turkey season opened in the region. DEC carefully monitored this new season over the ensuing years and confirmed the Long Island wild turkey population could continue to thrive while under hunting pressure. Long Island proved to be a region where safe and successful hunting of wild turkey was possible, with no hunting safety incidents reported throughout 14 fall seasons. The spring wild turkey season will open on May 1 and run through May 31, consistent with management practices in New York State and the Northeast. Season Dates: May 1-31 Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise until noon Manner of Taking: Hunters may hunt with a shotgun or handgun loaded with shot no larger than number 2 and no smaller than number 9, or with a bow. Hunters may not use crossbows or rifles. Handguns are not permitted while hunting on State lands. Valid License and Tags: Hunters must have a valid New York State hunting license and a turkey permit to participate in the hunt. Spring Turkey Season Bag Limit for WMU 1C: No more than one bearded turkey per day; and No more than one bearded turkey in wildlife management unit (WMU) 1C Additional information on NYS Turkey Hunting Regulations can be found on DEC's website. Successful hunters will be strongly encouraged to bring harvested birds to the Ridge Hunter Check Station located at 484 Randall Road, Ridge, NY. DEC staff will be recording biological data to help evaluate the season and population structure. Visiting the check station will not be mandatory, but all birds harvested must be reported within 48 hours by phone (1-866-426-3778) or via DEC's Game Harvest Reporting webpage. For check station hours of operation, visit DEC's Hunting on Long Island webpage or call the Region 1 Wildlife Office (631-444-0310). Status of Wild Turkey on Long Island Long Island's wild turkey population is an example of successful restoration and management efforts. Populations of wild turkey on Long Island disappeared in the late 19thCentury due to reduced forested habitat, as these environments were cleared for colonial farms and firewood. In the mid-1990s, DEC trapped approximately 75 wild turkeys in upstate New York and released these birds at three locations in Suffolk County. The Long Island population is now estimated at more than 3,000 birds and growing. Wild turkeys have become a common sight at many locations in Suffolk County and some locations in Nassau County, and the population has reached a level that in some locations, nuisance permits have been issued in order to control the amount of damage the birds are causing. DEC monitors population size and distribution through annual August turkey surveys, bow hunter sighting logs, and harvest indices. Based on that information, DEC determined the population is sufficient to support a spring hunting season. Areas Open for the Spring Season All of Wildlife Management Unit 1C (Suffolk County) is open for spring turkey hunting.The demand for spring turkey hunting on DEC-managed lands makes it necessary for hunters to follow specific access procedure to ensure equal hunting opportunities for all. More information is available on the DEC website at DEC's Hunting on Long Island webpage. Properties open to shotgun spring turkey hunting require entering a drawing and advance reservations. Lands that will be open for spring turkey on Long Island are: DEC-Managed Lands in Suffolk County: Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only East Bartlett Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only Carmans River Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only Ridge Conservation Area - Archery Only Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest - Shotgun and Archery Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve - Shotgun and Archery Henrys Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest - Shotgun and Archery Cooperative Hunting Areas that will allow spring hunting season are: Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery David A. Sarnoff Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery Kings Park Cooperative Hunting Area - Archery Only Otis Pike Preserve Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery Tidal Wetlands Properties: (archery only, no reservation required) Fireplace Neck Havens Point Long Beach Bay DEC-managed lands open to shotgun turkey hunting will be closed to other users from two hours before sunrise until noon throughout the season. Properties owned by local, county, and/or state (State Parks) governments may or may not allow spring turkey hunting. Hunters and recreationalists should reach out to the landowner to determine if access restrictions are in place. For more information on hunting seasons and regulations, please visit the DEC's hunting webpage. For tips and further details on regulations on turkey hunting, contact DEC regional wildlife office at (631) 444-0310 or visit DEC's Turkey Hunting Regulations webpage. Additional information can be found at the following webpages: Hunting on Long Island Long Island Public Hunting Areas Public Hunting Opportunities in Suffolk County, Long Island Conditions for Use of DEC-Managed Lands in Suffolk County Contact for this Page Office of Communication Services 50 Circle Road Stony Brook, NY 11790 631-444-0350 email us This Page Covers
  11. When I was a kid I had a Savage .22lr over 20 gauge combo. Always thought it would be the perfect turkey gun but it was taken in a burglary before the turkeys came back. Now I’m not of a mind to use a rifle on turkeys anymore. Safety and sportsmanship. Don’t think it’s a good idea.
  12. My nephew Chris guide his nephew to this monster on Saturday during the Long Island youth season. Used the 410 with #9 TSS
  13. Cost of a hired guide in Florida for turkey is $3,500 bucks. Way too expensive for me. Trying to get a tag you need a lawyer to figure it out. Shooting one? Boring as shit. They don’t talk. The most unsatisfying thing I ever did.
  14. Nice group of rifles and I like the eclectic calibers. Very nice.
  15. The DEC said they will be enforcing all of the new gun laws. They warned you.
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